Animal Vegetable Miracle

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-04
ISBN 10: 0571265669
ISBN 13: 9780571265664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Miracle Book Review:

"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground." Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. Inspired by the flavours and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore many a farmers market and diversified organic farms at home and across the country. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes that celebrate healthy eating, sustainability and the pleasures of good food.

Animal Vegetable Miracle

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle
Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Steven L. Hopp,Camille Kingsolver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780571233571
ISBN 13: 0571233570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Miracle Book Review:

"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground." Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. Inspired by the flavours and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore many a farmers market and diversified organic farms at home and across the country. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes that celebrate healthy eating, sustainability and the pleasures of good food.

Animal Vegetable Miracle

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle
Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Camille Kingsolver,Steven L. Hopp
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-04-29
ISBN 10: 9780060852566
ISBN 13: 0060852569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Miracle Book Review:

Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life—vowing that, for one year, they’d only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

Animal Vegetable Miracle 10th anniversary edition

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle   10th anniversary edition
Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Camille Kingsolver,Steven L. Hopp,Lily Hopp Kingsolver
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0062653075
ISBN 13: 9780062653079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Miracle 10th anniversary edition Book Review:

A beautiful deluxe trade paperback edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Barbara Kingsolver's New York Times bestseller, which describes her family's adventure as they move to a farm in southern Appalachia and realign their lives with the local food chain. Since its publication in 2007, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle has captivated readers with its blend of memoir and journalistic investigation. Newly updated with original pieces from the entire Kingsolver clan, this commemorative volume explores how the family's original project has been carried forward through the years. When Barbara Kingsolver and her family moved from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, they took on a new challenge: to spend a year on a locally-produced diet, paying close attention to the provenance of all they consume. Concerned about the environmental, social, and physical costs of American food culture, they hoped to recover what Barbara considers our nation's lost appreciation for farms and the natural processes of food production. Since 2007, their scheme has evolved enormously. In this new edition, featuring an afterword composed by the entire Kingsolver family, Barbara's husband, Steven, discusses how the project grew into a farm-to-table restaurant and community development project training young farmers in their area to move into sustainable food production. Camille writes about her decision to move back to a rural area after college, and how she and her husband incorporate their food values in their lives as they begin their new family. Lily, Barbara's youngest daughter, writes about how growing up on a farm, in touch with natural processes and food chains, has shaped her life as a future environmental scientist. And Barbara writes about their sheep, and how they grew into her second vocation as a fiber artist, and reports on the enormous response they've received from other home-growers and local-food devotees. With Americans' ever-growing concern over an agricultural establishment that negatively affects our health and environment, the Kingsolver family's experiences and observations remain just as relevant today as they were ten years ago. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is a modern classic that will endure for years to come. “Cogent and illuminating...Without sentimentality, this book captures the pulse of the farm and the deep gratification it provides, as well as the intrinsic humor of the situation.”—Janet Maslin, New York Times

Animal Vegetable Junk

Animal  Vegetable  Junk
Author: Mark Bittman
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-02-02
ISBN 10: 1328971627
ISBN 13: 9781328971623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Junk Book Review:

"Epic and engrossing." —The New York Times Book Review From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and pioneering journalist, an expansive look at how history has been shaped by humanity’s appetite for food, farmland, and the money behind it all—and how a better future is within reach. The story of humankind is usually told as one of technological innovation and economic influence—of arrowheads and atomic bombs, settlers and stock markets. But behind it all, there is an even more fundamental driver: Food. In Animal, Vegetable, Junk, trusted food authority Mark Bittman offers a panoramic view of how the frenzy for food has driven human history to some of its most catastrophic moments, from slavery and colonialism to famine and genocide—and to our current moment, wherein Big Food exacerbates climate change, plunders our planet, and sickens its people. Even still, Bittman refuses to concede that the battle is lost, pointing to activists, workers, and governments around the world who are choosing well-being over corporate greed and gluttony, and fighting to free society from Big Food’s grip. Sweeping, impassioned, and ultimately full of hope, Animal, Vegetable, Junk reveals not only how food has shaped our past, but also how we can transform it to reclaim our future.

The American Way of Eating

The American Way of Eating
Author: Tracie McMillan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2012-02-21
ISBN 10: 1439171955
ISBN 13: 9781439171950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Way of Eating Book Review:

An award-winning journalist traces her 2009 immersion into the national food system to explore issues about how working-class Americans can afford to eat as they should, describing how she worked as a farm laborer, Wal-Mart grocery clerk and Applebee's expediter while living within the means of each job. 25,000 first printing.

The Lacuna

The Lacuna
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780061959677
ISBN 13: 0061959677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lacuna Book Review:

In The Lacuna, her first novel in nine years, Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, tells the story of Harrison William Shepherd, a man caught between two worlds—an unforgettable protagonist whose search for identity will take readers to the heart of the twentieth century’s most tumultuous events.

Animal Vegetable Mineral

Animal  Vegetable  Mineral
Author: Susannah Gibson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0198705131
ISBN 13: 9780198705130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Mineral Book Review:

Since the time of Aristotle, there had been a clear divide between the three kingdoms of animal, vegetable, and mineral. But by the eighteenth century, biological experiments, and the wide range of new creatures coming to Europe from across the world, challenged these neat divisions. Abraham Trembley found that freshwater polyps grew into complete individuals when cut. This shocking discovery raised deep questions: was it a plant or an animal? And this was not the only conundrum. What of coral? Was it a rock or a living form? Did plants have sexes, like animals? The boundaries appeared to blur. And what did all this say about the nature of life itself? Were animals and plants soul-less, mechanical forms, as Descartes suggested? The debates raging across science played into some of the biggest and most controversial issues of Enlightenment Europe. In this book, Susannah Gibson explains how a study of pond slime could cause people to question the existence of the soul; observation of eggs could make a man doubt that God had created the world; how the discovery of the Venus fly-trap was linked to the French Revolution; and how interpretations of fossils could change our understanding of the Earth's history. Using rigorous historical research, and a lively and readable style, this book vividly captures the big concerns of eighteenth-century science. And the debates concerning the divisions of life did not end there; they continue to have resonances in modern biology.

Small Wonder

Small Wonder
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0571283276
ISBN 13: 9780571283279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Wonder Book Review:

In this collection of essays, the author of High Tide in Tucson brings to us (out of one of history's darker moments) an extended love song to the world we still have. From its opening parable gleaned from recent news about a lost child saved in an astonishing way, the book moves on to consider a world of surprising and hopeful prospects ranging from an inventive conservation scheme in a remote jungle to the backyard flock of chickens tended by the author's small daughter. Whether she is contemplating the Grand Canyon, her vegetable garden, motherhood, adolescence, genetic engineering, TV-watching, the history of civil rights, or the future of a nation founded on the best of all human impulses, these essays are grounded in the author's belief that our largest problems have grown from the earth's remotest corners as well as our own backyards, and that answers may lie in those places, too. In the voice Kingsolver's readers have come to rely on - sometimes grave, occasionally hilarious, and ultimately persuasive - Small Wonder is a hopeful examination of the people we seem to be, and what we might yet make of ourselves.

The Dirty Life

The Dirty Life
Author: Kristin Kimball
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2011-04-12
ISBN 10: 1416551611
ISBN 13: 9781416551614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dirty Life Book Review:

Documents the first year spent by the Harvard-graduate author with her new husband on their sustainable farm in the Adirondacks, describing how she withdrew from big-city life to be married in their barn loft, the difficult obstacles they faced attempting to provide a whole diet for one hundred locals, and the rewards of a physical-labor lifestyle.

Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061839948
ISBN 13: 0061839949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Dreams Book Review:

From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world. At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, “If you want sweet dreams, you’ve got to live a sweet life.” Filled with lyrical writing, Native American legends, a tender love story, and Codi’s quest for identity, Animal Dreams is literary fiction at it’s very best. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Animal Vegetable Mineral

Animal  Vegetable  Mineral
Author: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
Publsiher: punctum books
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-05-03
ISBN 10: 0615625355
ISBN 13: 9780615625355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Mineral Book Review:

"Animal, Mineral, Vegetable: Ethics and Objects" examines what happens when we cease to assume that only humans exert agency. Through a careful examination of medieval, early modern and contemporary lifeworlds, these essays collectively argue against ecological anthropocentricity. Sheep, wolves, camels, flowers, chairs, magnets, landscapes, refuse and gems are more than mere objects. They act; they withdraw; they make demands; they connect within lively networks that might foster a new humanism, or that might proceed with indifference towards human affairs. Through what ethics do we respond to these activities and forces? To what futures do these creatures and objects invite us, especially when they appear within the texts and cultures of the "distant" past? TABLE OF CONTENTS: Jeffrey J. Cohen: "Introduction: All Things" - Karl Steel: "With the World, or Bound to Face the Sky: The Postures of the Wolf-Child of Hesse" - Sharon Kinoshita: "Animals and the Medieval Culture of Empire" - Kellie Robertson: "Exemplary Rocks" - Valerie Allen: "Mineral Virtue" - Peggy McCracken (University of Michigan): "The Human and the Floral" - Eileen Joy: "You Are Here: A Manifesto" - Julian Yates: "Sheep Tracks: A Multi-Species Impression" - Julia Reinhard Lupton: "The Renaissance Res Publica of Things" - Jane Bennett: "Powers of the Hoard: Notes on Material Agency" Response Essays: Lowell Duckert, "Speaking Stones, John Muir, and A Slower (Non)humanities" - Nedda Mehdizadeh, "Ruinous Monument: Transporting Objects in Herbert's Persepolis" - Jonathan Gil Harris, "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Twenty Questions"

An Invisible Thread

An Invisible Thread
Author: Laura Schroff,Alex Tresniowski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1451648979
ISBN 13: 9781451648973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Invisible Thread Book Review:

Presents the true story of a friendship that has spanned three decades, recounting how the author, a harried sales executive, befriended an eleven-year-old panhandler, changing both of their lives forever.

Coming Home to Eat The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods

Coming Home to Eat  The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods
Author: Gary Paul Nabhan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2002-11-17
ISBN 10: 9780393075496
ISBN 13: 0393075494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming Home to Eat The Pleasures and Politics of Local Foods Book Review:

"Amazing and eloquent....Nabhan makes us understand how finding and eating local foods connects us deeply and sensually."—Alice Waters, Chez Panisse Issuing a "profound and engaging...passionate call to us to re-think our food industry" (Jim Harrison, author of The Raw and the Cooked), Gary Paul Nabhan reminds us that eating close to home is not just a matter of convenience—it is an act of deep cultural and environmental significance. Embodying "a perspective...at once ecological, economic, humanistic, and spiritual" (Los Angeles Times), Nabhan has dedicated his life to raising awareness about food—as an avid gardener, as an ethnobotanist preserving seed diversity, and as an activist devoted to recovering native food traditions in the Southwest. This "inspired and eloquently detailed account" (Rick Bayless, Chefs Collaborative) tells of his year-long mission to eat only foods grown, fished, or gathered within two hundred miles of his home. "A good book for gardeners to read this winter" (The New York Times), Nabhan's work "weav[es] together the traditions of Thoreau and M. F. K. Fisher [in] a soul food treatise for our time" (Peter Hoffman, Chefs Collaborative).

Home Cheese Making

Home Cheese Making
Author: Ricki Carroll
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002-10-14
ISBN 10: 9781580174640
ISBN 13: 1580174647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Cheese Making Book Review:

In this home cheese making primer, Ricki Carrol presents basic techniques that will have you whipping up delicious cheeses of every variety in no time. Step-by-step instructions for farmhouse cheddar, gouda, mascarpone, and more are accompanied by inspiring profiles of home cheese makers. With additional tips on storing, serving, and enjoying your homemade cheeses, Home Cheese Making provides everything you need to know to make your favorite cheeses right in your own kitchen.

Pigs in Heaven

Pigs in Heaven
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 0571283284
ISBN 13: 9780571283286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pigs in Heaven Book Review:

Mother and adopted daughter, Taylor and Turtle Greer, are back in this spellbinding sequel about family, heartbreak and love. Six-year-old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam during a tour of the Grand Canyon with her guardian, Taylor. Her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue. The mother and adopted daughter duo soon become nationwide heroes - even landing themselves a guest appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show. But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions stemming right back to her Cherokee roots. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her guardian, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past. Embark on a unforgettable road trip from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind.

Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Author: Adam Ford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:643989212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver Book Review:

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061804819
ISBN 13: 9780061804816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poisonwood Bible Book Review:

The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility. Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.

Animal Vegetable Miracle

Animal  Vegetable  Miracle
Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Richard A Houser,Steven L Hopp
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781606861554
ISBN 13: 1606861557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Vegetable Miracle Book Review:

In her first full-length nonfiction narrative, bestselling author Kingsolver opens readers' eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: you are what you eat. The bestselling author returns with a wise and compelling celebration of family, food, nature, and community.

High Tide in Tucson

High Tide in Tucson
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN 10: 0571283306
ISBN 13: 9780571283309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Tide in Tucson Book Review:

With the eyes of a scientist and the vision of a poet, Barbara Kingsolver explores her trademark themes of family, community and the natural world. Defiant, funny and courageously honest, High Tide in Tucson is an engaging and immensely readable collection from one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. 'Possessed of an extravagantly gifted narrative voice, Kingsolver blends a fierce and abiding moral vision with benevolent and concise humour. Her medicine is meant for the head, the heart, and the soul.' New York Times Book Review